Pink Perfect Pines Silhouette Card

by Joanne James29. November 2015 10:00

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! This week it is the turn of the talented Sandy to host and she has a tic tac toe board to get our creative juices flowing this week:


There were so many ways I could have gone with Sandy's board this week - the creative possibilities are endless! - but in the end I decided to go with the far-right column: white, embossing and punch or die cut. I used this week's colours over at Colour Me and the Friday Mashup sketch for today's card:


I used a base of Melon Mambo for my card then on a piece of Whisper White I stamped the silhouette from the 'To You and Yours' stamp set in Memento Black then sponged in my sky using each of the Colour Me challenge colours and masking off a small moon with a small circle of post-it note. I also added a few tiny white stars using my chalk pen. I then took a piece of Basic Black cardstock and diecut the tree using the medium-sized Perfect Pines framelit, wrapping some silver thread around the base of the card and securing behind. The top layer is a piece of Shimmery White cardstock - you can't really see the sparkle of this card in the photo, which is a shame as it's lovely! I embossed this piece with the Softly Falling embossing folder to add texture then used the largest Christmas tree framelit to cut an aperture in my card to frame the tree in the black layer. Finally I added my sentiment; I added the silver glimmer 'peace' from the Christmas Greetings thinlits (I trimmed down the ends) and heat embossed the 'on earth' in silver onto the black layer. 

I've been wanting to use this silhouette stamp for ages and I like the idea of framing it with the diecut. Quite unconventional for a Christmas card, but I just love the colours of the pretty sunset too. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Amy Koenders
Jodi McKinney
Lisa Elton
Anne Marie Hile - on leave
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing how many tic tac toe combinations you can come up with this week. I'm off for a morning of basketball and then a quiet day for the James juniors, given that Rebecca has an awful cold and needs some R&R to prepare for the busy month ahead in the run up to Christmas. I'm hoping to work on a few projects and get a few jobs done - wish me luck!

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Comments (12) -

LaurieUnited States
11/29/2015 11:23:01 PM #

Wow. I love your idea, it's so awesome...the colors are gorgeous! You outdid yourself on this beauty!...I love it!

Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
11/30/2015 12:41:19 AM #

Brilliant combination of challenges, and an awesome end result! I love this card Joanne, it is so modern and those colors are just beautiful. Thanks for making my tic tac toe board shine!

LisaJUnited States
11/30/2015 4:43:02 AM #

Lovely card, the scene  inside the die cut tree is so pretty!

Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Jinny Newlin
Jinny NewlinUnited States
11/30/2015 4:50:38 AM #

What a great, angled design!  Love your little, tree scene, and the addition of that hint of silver is delish!  Oh, and I've been wanting that falling snow folder for oh, so long... Great job!  Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Colour Me...!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
11/30/2015 5:50:16 AM #

Such a fantastic card. For me, the finishing touch of greatness is the little black edging on the tree cut out. It just pulls it all together so stylishly.

Heidi Baks
Heidi BaksUnited States
11/30/2015 1:01:24 PM #

Wow, this is so fantastic!  I love the peek-a-boo scene, and your scene is just gorgeous!  Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
12/1/2015 1:37:16 PM #

Oh my gosh, Joanne! This card is AMAZING! I love every single thing about it....the colors the sillohette, the die cut, the bling....all fantastic! You are on an amazing crafting roll! You just keep churning out one awesome card after another!!!!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
12/1/2015 8:09:46 PM #

Wow, this is amazing....what a fabulous way to use this stamp, with these colors and that sketch!  Home run!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
12/2/2015 9:40:56 PM #

FABULOUS!!!!!!!  I love this card!  The colors, the silhouette, and the sentiment are stunning!  A truly beautiful creation, My Friend!  XX

Norma United States
12/4/2015 8:53:18 AM #

Beautiful card and what a fabulous way to use the sketch.   Loved your card. Thank you for joining us over at Friday Mashup!

jaydeeUnited States
12/4/2015 10:12:59 PM #

Joanne, I love the unexpected colors the pop of pink is fabulous.  The snowfall foreground is perfect with the image.   Fabulous, my friend

Amy Koenders
Amy KoendersUnited States
12/5/2015 7:44:57 PM #

Stunning!  Love the winter scene that you've created, fantastic idea to have it peek out from the die cut.  Great colors, fabulous design!  Smile

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